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Burragorang State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 13 October 2017, 1.35pm

Applies from Mon 23 Oct 2017, 7.00am to Sat 18 Nov 2017, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Oct 2017, 1.35pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for wild dogs in Nattai National park, Thirlmere Lakes National Park and Burragorang State Conservation Area. The program will start on Monday 23 October 2017 and finish Friday 18 November 2017.  The 1080 poison (sodium floroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across the reserves. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs. Pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at entrances in and out of the reserves where bating is occurring. For further information, please contact the NPWS Nattai area office on (02) 4632 4500.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2017, 4.49pm

Closed areas: Prince Henry Cliff walking track between Leura Cascades and Solitary restaurant

This section of walking track is closed until further notice because a landslide that has completely blocked the track. 

An alternative track is available via the track to Majestic lookout. Visitors can still walk from Leura Cascades to Solitary restaurant on Cliff Drive via this longer track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 21 Oct 2017, 10.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2017, 2.03pm

Closed areas: Murphys Glen closed

Some areas of this park are closed due to wet and dangerous road conditions. This closure will be reassessed on Tuesday 24 October 2017. The closure may be extended, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The closed areas are:

  • Murphys Glen fire trail
  • Murphys Glen campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2017, 4.33pm to Sat 31 Mar 2018, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 11.03am

Fire bans: Park fire ban – NPWS Mudgee area reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. Contact the NPWS Mudgee area office on (02) 6370 9000 for further information.

Applies from Mon 23 Oct 2017, 7.00am to Sat 18 Nov 2017, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Oct 2017, 1.35pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for wild dogs in Nattai National park, Thirlmere Lakes National Park and Burragorang State Conservation Area. The program will start on Monday 23 October 2017 and finish Friday 18 November 2017.  The 1080 poison (sodium floroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across the reserves. Visitors are reminded that 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs. Pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at entrances in and out of the reserves where bating is occurring. For further information, please contact the NPWS Nattai area office on (02) 4632 4500.

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Applies from Mon 16 Oct 2017, 7.00am to Fri 3 Nov 2017, 5.56pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Oct 2017, 1.39pm

Other planned events: 1080 Wild Dog Baiting Program

NPWS will be conducting a 1080 ground baiting program for wild dogs in Nattai national park, Joadja Nature Reserve and Bargo State Conservation Area. the program will commence Friday 13 October 2017 and finish Friday 3 November 2017. The 1080 poison (sodium mono fluoroacetate) will be buried baits and laid in various locations across the Reserves. A reminder that 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and pet owners must ensure their pets do not enter baited reserves. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at entrances in and out of reserves where baiting is occurring. or further information, please contact NPWS Nattai Area office on 02 4632 4500

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Applies from Mon 25 Sep 2017, 3.50pm to Wed 28 Feb 2018, 3.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Sep 2017, 4.25pm

Fire bans: Fire Ban - Wollemi National Park

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until Wednesday 28 February 2018.

The fire ban applies to all areas of the park except for Colo Meroo, Coorongooba, Dunns Swamp, Newnes and Wheeny Creek picnic and campgrounds.

During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • they're under direct control of an adult
  • the ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • there's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket).

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Applies from Thu 31 Aug 2017, 2.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2017, 12.19pm

Closed areas: National Pass walking track closed

National Pass walking track has been closed between Valley of the Waters and Slack Stairs, due to a very dangerous, unstable section of rock above the walking track. The area has been assessed by a geo-technical engineer and appropriate measures will be implemented to remove this extreme hazard. It is expected that this section of the National Pass walking track will reopen for the summer school holidays in December. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 4 Aug 2017, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Ingar campground

Ingar campground and Ingar Road will be closed from 12pm on Saturday 5  August 2017 due to private property building works. This closure is indefinite and date of reopening is to be advised. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience caused.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS  Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 30 Sep 2014, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Sep 2017, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Claustral canyon access change

Access to Claustral canyon via the previous route across private land at Mount Tomah is no longer possible due to landholders denying access. Canyoners should respect the rights of Mount Tomah residents and avoid using private land. Alternative access from the west side of Mount Bell has been identified. For more information, please contact the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877, open seven days 9am to 4.30pm, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 25 Nov 2016, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Feb 2017, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Weeping Rock circuit closed

Weeping Rock circuit is currently closed due to stairway damage. Detours are in place. To access Weeping Rock base, please use Wentworth Falls track. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2016, 9.23am

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed for maintenance. This includes the Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on (02) 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2015, 10.17am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 10.02am

Closed areas: Butterbox Swamp track

The traditional access to Butterbox Canyon via the endangered swamp is now closed and rehabilitated. No access permitted. Canyoners should use the new track provided. Temporary signage is in place.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 4787 8877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 13 Oct 2017, 2.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2017, 9.32am

Closed areas: Tablelands Road Wentworth Falls

 

Tablelands road south of the 330kva powerlines is closed for road works from 13 October 17 to 6 November 17.  This closure will affect access to McMahons Lookout a W5 fire trail. This closure has been extended due to recent wet weather. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on (02) 47878877 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

 

 

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/burragorang-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • The park opens at 8am throughout the year. Summer: From 1 October to 31 March, it closes at 5.30pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends and public holidays. Winter: From 1 April to 31 May and from 1 August to 30 September, the park closes at 5pm on weekdays, and 6pm on weekends and public holidays. From 1 June to 31 July, the park closes at 5pm on weekdays, weekends and public holidays.

  • Park entry fees:

    $4 per vehicle per day.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Nattai area office
      (02) 4632 4500
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm Monday-Friday
    • The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.
    • Fax: (02) 4632 4550
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Emergency services

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Burragorang lookout, Burragorang State Conservation Area. Photo: A Horton/NSW Government